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Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat

Essence

The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat

Item #: 2289529 Size: 0.27 oz

Better together! Apply Essence's The Gel Polish Base Coat, a color gel coat, and then finish with The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat to protect, seal, and provide long-lasting, impeccable shine. Not tested on animals. No DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde.
Step 1: Apply the gel nail polish base coat and let dry. Step 2: Apply 2 coats of the gel nail polish and let dry. Step 3: Apply the gel nail polish top coat and let dry.
Ethyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Butyl Acetate, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Acrylates Copolymer, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Polyester / Polyamide Resin, Alcohol Denat., Shellac, Dimethicone, Benzophenone-1, CI 60725 (Violet 2).

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EssenceThe Gel Nail Polish Base Coat
 
4.4

(based on 35 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (18)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Dries quickly (15)
  • Goes on smoothly (13)
  • Gentle (9)

Cons

  • Chips easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Weekly (11)
  • Base coat (7)
  • Special occasions (6)
  • Daily use (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (13), Trendy style (10), Manicure/pedicure addict (8), Budget shopper (4), Dramatic (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (4)

Reviewed by 35 customers

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5.0

Best basecoat ever

By jenn

from troy nh

Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

I got sick and tired of spending money on expensive base coats and not getting the results that I wanted this allows me to keep some money in my pocket and get the results that I want easy to apply dries fairly quickly and for the price you cannot go wrong

 
5.0

Best Inexpensive Nail Product!

By Christina

from California

About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weekly

    Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

    This base coat along with the top coat is the real deal!!! It really makes my manicures last. I've used many base/top coats and nothing compares to this specific brand. Other brands that I have used in the past (Some Expensive), only last about 3 days maybe even 4 if I was lucky, then they started to chip. Since using this product, my manicures now last a full week without chipping. I think the key is using good colored polish like OPI or Essie with it. I would highly recommend anyone who is into doing there own names to go out and get this product. It's not only budget friendly, but a GREAT nail product to have.

     
    5.0

    This is legit!!

    By Chris

    from Clovis, CA

    About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Use
    • Gentle
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weekly

      Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

      This base coat along with the top coat is seriously legit. It is by far the best inexpensive product I've used. I've used many products and this one tops them all. My manicures last a full week. Usually with other products they would only last about 3 maybe 4 days if I was lucky. I highly recommend this product ladies.

       
      5.0

      Love it!!!

      By Adams

      from NC

      About Me Classic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weekly

        Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

        Awesome

         
        4.0

        Would buy again

        By Dimples

        from Lithonia, Ga

        About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dries Quickly
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

          Applied at salon.

           
          5.0

          I will be buying again!

          By Crissy

          from Kensington, MD

          About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy To Use
          • Gel look without the salon prices! Love this!!
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • I have ZERO negatives for this item. Love it!!

          Best Uses

          • Lasts for 5 to 7 days and is well priced.
          • Weekly

          Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

          Essence the gel polishes are GREAT!! I get the salon look for a lot less money. I use the base coat, colors and the top coat from this line and have been very pleased. The polish lasts from 5 to 7 days. They don't have a ton of colors but the selection is still decent. Do yourself a favor and invest. The polishes range from $0.99 to $3.99 and there are always sales and deals.

           
          3.0

          Base coat

          By Choni

          from Salinas

          About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Goes On Smoothly

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

              Tried it for snail project was ok

               
              5.0

              Will buy again

              By Cme

              from Endwell, NY

              About Me Classic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dries Quickly
              • Easy To Use
              • Gentle
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Special Occasions
                • Weekly

                Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

                I tried this along with Essence's Gel Nail Polish and Top Coat and after 5 days, my nails still look great! I love that I can get nail salon results without the price. Next, I will try this top coat and base coat but I will use my own non-gel nail polish to see how that works :)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome

                By Natalie

                from Miami, FL

                About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dries Quickly
                • Easy To Use
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                • Strong Odor

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Special Occasions
                • Weekly

                Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

                This is the only base I've found that keeps my nail Polish from chipping, AND it's cheap!

                 
                4.0

                Decent for the money!

                By Terrappn

                from Massachusetts

                About Me Classic

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dries Quickly
                • Easy To Use
                • Gentle
                • Goes On Smoothly

                Cons

                • Chips Easily

                Best Uses

                • Weekly

                Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

                Last Thursday I got home with my 3 part Essence gel nail polish and I couldn't wait to get going on applying it. I put the base coat on and waited a few minutes. When I touched my nails I was surprised at how quickly it dried. I added 2 coats of the color and again waited a few minutes. I was a smidge wet still so I waited a little longer. After I figured it was dry I added the top coat. I think within 10 minutes or so my nails were completely dry.
                Now for my weekend. By the next day I had chipped one nail but it was a very small chip. No big deal. Over the course of the weekend I cleaned and washed dishes. A few more nails had chipped but they were bigger chips and became more noticeable. When I went to wash my hair Sunday night I noticed that strands were getting caught under the polish and lifting it up. I did not paint the edges of my nails like they do at the salon and I think that may have a been a big reason why I had so many chips. The next time I will try that and see how it goes. Overall, for the price it's a great product.

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